Naturopathic medicine combines modern evidence-based medicine with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Naturopathic medicine understands that no two health experiences are the same, and therefore spending time to get to know each person, their chief health concerns, and primary treatment goals are vital aspects to formulating a comprehensive care plan.
Naturopathic medicine focuses on the body being an interconnected system, our naturopathic doctor will assess, diagnose, and treat symptoms related to all systems in the body. Treatment modalities are always prescribed on an individual bases and may include addressing lifestyle factors such as sleep quality, stress management, nutrition and dietary habits, and exercise. Additionally, more targeted therapies include custom botanical medicine prescribing, supplementation with vitamins and nutrients, acupuncture and needling, and intravenous and intramuscular injections therapies.
What happens on your first visit?
On your first visit, our naturopathic doctor will conduct a thorough health history, review or request blood work or other comprehensive testing, and preform a physical exam (if indicated). This information provides insight into what is happening in the body to help diagnose and find the root cause. Once this is determined, a customized treatment protocol will be designed together.
Common conditions naturopathic doctor’s treat:
- Digestion – IBS (bloating, gas, abdominal pain), SIBO, Celiac, Crohn’s and Colitis, Heartburn
- Diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease
- Hypothyroid and Hashimotos
- Chronic pain
- Female hormone imbalances – PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, perimenopause, post menopause
- Male hormone imbalances
- Autoimmune disease
- Mental health – anxiety, depression
- Food sensitivities and allergies (food and environment)
- Mold toxicity
- Chronic infection
- Weight loss
- Stress and energy support
Customized treatment plans may include:
- Clinical Nutrition
- IV Therapy
- Lifestyle Counselling
- Botanical Medicine